WATCH: McKeown Wins 100 BK Showdown, Jacoby Upsets In 100 BR (Day 3)

2020 TOKYO SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES

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The third night of finals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games was an action-packed session, including the three fastest women in history going to battle in the women’s 100 backstroke.

Australian Kaylee McKeown came out on top with the second-fastest swim ever, defeating reigning world champion Kylie Masse and former world record-holder Regan Smith, while American teenager Lydia Jacoby stunned the world with an upset victory in the women’s 100 breaststroke.

Find race videos from around the world below.

MEN’S 200 FREESTYLE – FINAL

  1. GOLD: Tom Dean (GBR), 1:44.22
  2. SILVER: Duncan Scott (GBR), 1:44.26
  3. BRONZE: Fernando Scheffer (BRA), 1:44.66

Tom Dean and Duncan Scott won Great Britain’s first-ever Olympic medals in the men’s 200 freestyle, going 1-2 to establish two of the fastest textile performances of all-time. Dean’s showing of 1:44.22 marked a new British Record, while Scott (1:44.26) was also under his old mark of 1:44.47.

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WOMEN’S 100 BACKSTROKE – FINAL

  1. GOLD: Kaylee McKeown (AUS), 57.47
  2. SILVER: Kylie Masse (CAN), 57.72
  3. BRONZE: Regan Smith (USA), 58.05

In an epic battle that featured history’s three-fastest swimmers ever, Australia’s Kaylee McKeown won the country’s first-ever Olympic gold medal in the women’s 100 backstroke in an Olympic Record time of 57.47.

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EUROSPORT (in German)

MEN’S 100 BACKSTROKE – FINAL

  1. GOLD: Evgeny Rylov (ROC), 51.98
  2. SILVER: Kliment Kolesnikov (ROC), 52.00
  3. BRONZE: Ryan Murphy (USA), 52.19

Evgeny Rylov won Russia’s first Olympic gold medal in pool swimming since 1996, ending the United States’ streak in the men’s 100 backstroke with a European Record time of 51.98.

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WOMEN’S 100 BREASTSTROKE – FINAL

  1. GOLD: Lydia Jacoby (USA), 1:04.95
  2. SILVER: Tatjana Schoenmaker (RSA), 1:05.22
  3. BRONZE: Lilly King (USA), 1:05.54

In a race expected to be a showdown between defending champion Lilly King and top seed Tatjana Schoenmaker, 17-year-old American Lydia Jacoby stunned the world by winning Olympic gold in the women’s 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:04.95.

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WOMEN’S 200 FREESTYLE – SEMIFINALS

  1. Ariarne Titmus (AUS) – 1:54.82
  2. Siobhan Haughey (HKG) – 1:55.16
  3. Katie Ledecky (USA) – 1:55.34
  4. Yang Junxuan (CHN) – 1:55.98
  5. Barbora Seemanova (CZE) – 1:56.14
  6. Penny Oleksiak (CAN) – 1:56.39
  7. Federica Pellegrini (ITA) – 1:56.44
  8. Madison Wilson (AUS) – 1:56.28

A rematch of the epic clash we saw in the women’s 400 free earlier has been set up in the 200 free after Ariarne Titmus and Katie Ledecky topped their respective semi-finals in the event.

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MEN’S 200 BUTTERFLY – SEMIFINALS

  1. Kristof Milak (HUN) – 1:52.22
  2. Leonardo de Deus (BRA) – 1:54.97
  3. Chad le Clos (RSA) – 1:55.06
  4. Federico Burdisso (ITA) – 1:55.11
  5. Tamas Kenderesi (HUN) – 1:55.17
  6. Gunnar Bentz (USA) – 1:55.28
  7. Krzysztof Chmielewski (POL) – 1:55.29
  8. Tomoru Honda (JPN) – 1:55.31

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No race videos of the men’s 200 fly semis appear to be available, but Kristof Milak has set himself up for Olympic gold after dominating in a time of 1:52.22.

WOMEN’S 200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY – SEMIFINALS

  1. Kate Douglass (USA) – 2:09.21
  2. Abbie Wood (GBR) – 2:09.56
  3. Alex Walsh (USA) – 2:09.57
  4. Yu Yiting (CHN) – 2:09.72
  5. Yui Ohashi (JPN) – 2:09.79
  6. Sydney Pickrem (CAN) – 2:09.94
  7. Katinka Hosszu (HUN) – 2:10.22
  8. Alicia Wilson (GBR) – 2:10.59

American Kate Douglass led the way while defending champion Katinka Hosszu finds herself back in seventh in the women’s 200 IM semis.

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There's no doubt that he's tightening up
1 month ago

As a heads up, if anyone is being c*ckblocked by geography, there’s someone on Reddit r/swimming who’s posting full race videos

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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